Project management body of knowledge (pmbok) ~ by duncan haughey now in its fifth edition, the project management body of knowledge (pmbok) is a collection of processes and knowledge areas accepted as best practice for the project management profession. In the field of project management, there are two main categories which every project manager will require mastery of in order to succeed: knowledge areas and process groups. Project communication management process impacts other pmbok project management knowledge areas, such as project cost management for example, you will be required to communicate the cost performance index of the project to relevant stakeholders. Updated for new pmp® exam 2018 one of the most discussed tables in the project management institute's (pmi), a guide to the project management body of knowledge, (pmbok® guide) is the project management process groups and knowledge areas mapping matrix. Integration management anowledge area: this is the only project management knowledge area that has processes in each five process groups these processes are developing the project charter, developing the project management plan, directing and managing the project work, monitoring and controlling the project work, performing integrated change control and closing the project or phase.
Time management is another key aspect of managing a project as such, it is considered to be a core knowledge area, and is closely knit to scope and cost areas the main purpose of this knowledge area, as it name suggests, is to build processes and outputs into the project that assist the manager and team to complete the project in a timely manner. There are 10 project management knowledge areas covered by the pmbok® guidethey cover each of the 47 project management processes this article provides a high-level view of each of these areas in relation to what you need to know and do as a project manager.
The 10 knowledge areas represent a framework to group the 47 project management processes by the area of specialization the process groups represent a framework to group the processes by the phase in which it is carried out. Pmp certification study notes 2/3 - project management processes and knowledge areas by edward chung , pmp, pmi-acp, itil foundation march 26, 2018 newly updated for the new pmp® exam 2018. The project management body of knowledge is a set of standard terminology and guidelines (a body of knowledge) for project managementthe body of knowledge evolves over time and is presented in a guide to the project management body of knowledge (the guide to the pmbok or the guide), a book whose sixth edition was released in 2017. The most important knowledge area would again depend upon the specific moment of the project however discrepancy in any knowledge area is sufficient to derail the whole project scope, time & cost are baselines and other areas are providing supporting role to these areas.
Project management is one of those things that looks easy — until you try it it's often the same stakeholders who believe that project management is easy who question its importance the idea that project management is needless overhead is surprisingly common. Project management knowledge area the pmbok teaches an approach towards project management that is recognized internationally it can be applied to all types of projects, such as engineering, construction and software. This paper reflects on the application of the nine knowledge areas of project management how relevant, effective and efficient are the knowledge areas in address the challenges faced by project implementation in modern project undertakings the knowledge areas are defined in relation to the project.
After thinking about it, i decided to pull up the old project management knowledge areas to see where stakeholder management could be found what i discovered was that stakeholder management has been lumped in under communications management, and in my opinion, it's heavily glossed over. Project integration management is one of the ten project management knowledge areas and is the element that coordinates all aspects of a project project integration management touches all five. In the project management body of knowledge (pmbok) the process groups are the chronological phases that the project goes through, and the knowledge areas occur throughout any time during the process groups the process groups are horizontal, and the knowledge areas are vertical. Successful project management requires a precise set of skills, knowledge, flexibility, and creative problem-solving seasoned project managers know that along with years of experience comes a greater understanding of the complex interrelationships between all parts of a project from set-up to completion.
Project management has evolved from few simple principles to a wide subject with many complex concepts to make it easier for people to understand project management, all pmbok knowledge areas are classified into nine categories by pmbok guide. This article investigates the relative importance of the project management knowledge areas used during the planning phase of a project and their impact on project success results presented in this article are based on a field study that involved 783 project managers from different countries and industries. The ten knowledge areas of pmp if you are a project manager who is looking to rise in the ranks, the most important and essential skill you need is the project management professional (pmp) certiﬁcation.
41 project management knowledge areas there are nine major knowledge areas in the field of project management these consist of the processes that are applicable to a project as a whole in the most complex instance. Describe the areas of project management knowledge as defined by the project management institute projects are divided into components, and a project manager must be knowledgeable in each area each of these areas of knowledge will be explored in more depth in subsequent chapters. Pmbok 6 knowledge areas 2 of the knowledge areas are renamed: time management will be renamed to schedule management - this change will place an emphasis the importance of scheduling in project management.